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  • Rayotek Scientific Inc, in partnership with a national optical inspection instrument company, reports that it has successfully engineered a system that can inspect glass micro-parts in very high volumes. This new system is said to be the final step of a multi-year engineering effort to develop processes to fabricate precision glass micro spacers to very exacting tolerances and cosmetic standards... more »
  • The Building Performance Institute Inc. has published the BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard.  The document is designed to provide the home performance industry with a resource to enable home energy audits to be conducted in alignment with current industry practices. The new standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached... more »
  • As part of its “ReInvented” campaign, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has shared details of product developments it will incorporate into its soon-to-be-introduced product lines. Its double hung lines will incorporate a new Symmetry Balance System and it plans to introduce what it calls TriCore Frame Technology in its casements, awnings and select picture windows.  ... more »
  • A new iPad app for both consumers and contractors is being offered by Marvin Windows & Doors. With the growing use of iPads among homeowners and building professionals, the manufacturer says "the time is right to showcase possibilities that buyers might not see while simply paging through a catalog." “Windows and doors are defining elements of every home—its... more »
  • Continuing to expand its door manufacturing portfolio, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Lemieux Doors Inc., based in Windsor, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1990, Lemieux produces a broad range of residential panel and French wood doors. Lemieux employs approximately 150 people and annual revenue exceeds $40 million. The terms of the... more »
  • A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency's own Office of the Inspector General recommends that EPA should "reexamine the costs and benefits of the 2008 Lead Rule and the 2010 amendment to determine whether the rule should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed." The document states that EPA "used limited data to develop its cost and benefit estimates,"... more »
  • Alside, the manufacturer and distributor of residential vinyl windows and siding products, is commemorating its 65th anniversary next week. Beginning next Monday, August 6, at its headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, key events include a United Way Day of Action and a celebration with corporate employees and retirees to mark the opening of the new AMI Legacy Center featuring a large Alside... more »
  • A new survey of U.S. manufacturers and distributors finds that while many business leaders remain concerned about economic uncertainty, health care costs, and hiring, they are experiencing success through controlling costs and increasing sales. Conducted by the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen during the first quarter of 2012, the study found that six in 10 companies reported an increase in... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. is opening a new store in Carnegie, Pa. The new location is the building products distributor's second in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, the other being in North Huntingdon, Pa. The company has 13 additional branches located throughout Pennsylvania. The branch will open with 11 employees. The facility will include approximately 42,000 square feet of warehouse and showroom... more »
  • Michael F. Sugrue has been named president of Winchester Industries. Most recently serving as vice president, he has been with the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of Bristol brand replacement windows and doors for 22 years.   Sugrue   "Mike is uniquely qualified for this position," say Robert Weis, chairman, and George Yuhasz, executive vice president and board... more »